Feeling Stuck in January?
Late January is the time of year many folks feel a little stuck. The weather can be challenging, the holidays are definitely over, and the real work begins.
It is normal to have ebbs and flows in energy and goal-directedness this time of year. If you are going through a time of not being sure of what you really want to do or what the point of everything is, chalk it up to Winter blues.
However, if you are in a depressive rut, that is another matter entirely. Signs of Winter depression can include:
Oversleeping or undersleeping
Lack of motivation
Too much sensitivity to everything or shutting down.
Lack of concentration
Depression more days than not for 3 weeks.
If you are in this sort of rut, call a therapist. If you are simply blue for a couple days, just call it the time of year.
Cheryl Deaner, LMFT